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BW    Posted 12-06-2020 at 20:06:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Original hitch and drawbar
  • In the middle of a restore on a 50 8N and had a few questions about the original setup. What was originally on them from factory? From what I have read, looks like they came with stays and drawbar (11 hole). And the drawbar clevis? Is this correct? The stays on mine appear to be homemade and will be replaced, as well there is what appears to be a homemade drawbar that pins into the clevis, will likely leave this off and not replace it (I have seen several “swinging drawbars” for sale).
    Also, did the clevis pin simply slide up into the clevis and is held in place by the small 1/4” pin? The bottom of my clevis has been retrofitted to accept a longer pin and I would like to get it back as close to original without buying a whole new clevis.
    Thanks

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-07-2020 at 12:32:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • FORD OEM CLEVIS BRACKET
  • Here's the OEM Ford 8N-802 Clevis Bracket and Pin. Standard equipment on the 8N and NAA tractors. used only with the Dearborn Swinging Drawbar, NOT a standard, only an optional accessory. Looks good for show but for practicality and actual use, the later NCA-809 Clevis Bracket and Drawbar assembly was a better design. Why? With the 8N-802 clevis you could only use the Dearborn Swinging Drawbar, had to remove it to use another implement, and needed to store in barn. With the later FORD modified assembly, it con be kept in place even when using a plow or other implement. The modified FORD NCA assembly is the one made and sold as aftermarket parts today.

    FORD TRACTOR DRAWBAR CLEVIS 8N-802:



    FORD TRACTOR REVAMPED DRAWBAR CLEVIS NCA-809:

    *NOTE: This is the swinging drawbar sold today as an aftermarket accessory.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    BW    Posted 12-07-2020 at 13:24:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: FORD OEM CLEVIS BRACKET
  • Thanks for the reply Tim. This was the info I was looking for. I have the same clevis as pictured but the round section that the pin sits in has been cut off and replaced with a threaded block and bolt....works the same as original. Going to try and manufacture something close to original for now. Trying to restore mine as close as possible but not really much sense replacing the entire clevis assembly at this time. Should be able to get it close enough to original for now (may replace at a later date).
    I assume the clevis pin slides in through the slots and then you just turn it a half turn so that it sits on the 1/4" pin?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-07-2020 at 17:25:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: FORD OEM CLEVIS BRACKET
  • Yep, clevis pin is spring-loaded, has two ear pins on the end, press up in then 1/4 turn to lock in. As I stated, the OEM Clevis bracket can only be used with the Dearborn Swinging Drawbar. Many fellas don't even know the clevis is there.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-07-2020 at 06:55:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Original hitch and drawbar
  • The FORD OEM Shipping Parts Kit, 2N-17003, issued with each new tractor beginning in 1944, contained-

    2N-17003 SHIPPING PARTS KIT:
    9N-5182 Drawbar
    9N-5372 STAY R.H.
    9N-5373 STAY L.H.
    9N-17014 WRENCH – Open End [Plow]
    01A-17017-B WRENCH – Spark Plug and Cylinder Head
    01A-17021-A WRENCH - Adjustable
    9N-17040 HAND CRANK
    2N-17125-A GREASE GUN

    In 1946 the grease gun and adjustable wrench was dropped, and only offered as an accessory. The WARNING BADGE LOCKOUT, and linch pins with rings were added. With the releases of the 8N model in July, 1947 came the clevis bracket, p/n 8N-802 issued on each new tractor. It was designed to use with the Dearborn Swinging Drawbar only. It had the clevis lock pin attached to a check chain. I have an OEM Clevis and Pin if interested -email is open. New pins are available at JUST8Ns too.

    FORD TRACTOR OEM WARNING BADGE CHAIN & WEDGE, 9N-5370; STAY BARS, 9N-5374 (upper) AND 9N-5375 (lower,) 2-each; 9N-5182 Drawbar:


    NOTE: Issued with each new 8N tractor. Clevis Bracket included. Dearborn Swinging Drawbar was a dealer supplied optional accessory only.


    OEM FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR PARTS SHIPPING KIT; 2N-17003:

    OEM ORIGINAL FORD TRACTOR HAND CRANKS:

    Top – 9N-17040; Middle – 2N-17040 (wartime model only); Bottom – NAA-17040. Far left – Dearborn 10-14 Plow Eye Bolt Wrench, p/n 103903.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Gaspump    Posted 12-07-2020 at 17:31:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Original hitch and drawbar
  • How about the screwdriver with the shipping kit. They also came with the owners manual and warranty papers. Good info, rarely seen. Thanks

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-08-2020 at 07:30:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Original hitch and drawbar
  • Gasser-
    No, not exactly. No screwdriver was ever included with the parts shipping kit. Only the first year, 1939, 9N's had a complete toolkit with 7 hand tools, handcrank, grease gun, and possibly the tire inflator and jack. In April, 1940, changes were made all around to the 9N including a new spark plug/head bolt wrench, new adjustable wrench, and two new versions of the small open ends. The monkey wrench, grease gun, and inflator were now optional accessories. Also released then was the toolkit, p/n 9N-17004, consisting of: Toolbag, Screwdriver, Pliers, and two small open end wrenches. This toolkit was never factory supplied on a new tractor - offered as an accessory only. This remained in effect until the Hundred Series models. The Monkey Wrench was depleted from all vehicle toolkits in 1946 but still offered as a dealer accessory. In late 1943, when the war restrictions were rescinded and standard Ford 9N production, now called the 2N Model, was resumed, the design for a shipping parts kit was developed with the plow wrench and spark plug wrench included and it also had a grease gun, at first. By 1944 the grease gun was omitted and again just a dealer option. It isn't listed in any manual but it stands to reason when you bought a new tractor, you got two ignition keys; a booklet with pictures and data on the new 9N; an Owner/Operator's Manual, and a letter and warranty form. FORD was proud, and rightly so, to have their new 9N tractor now available to the public and sales took off. Henry, going back to first Model T and Fordson tractor, believed in giving the customer everything he needed with the new vehicle including a set of tools with which he could make his own repairs when needed. Harry also believed in this philosophy as well. FYI: I have done all my homework, researched the tools ad infintum, and own a set of original blueprints. I was the editor of NAFTCO, publisher of "Ford Tool Times" for 5 years. I am writing a new book on the Ford Tractor Tools.

    FORD TRACTOR TOOLKIT, 9N-17004, OPTIONAL ACCESSORY, RELEASED APRIL, 1940:

    OEM FORD 9N OWNER INSTRUCTION MANUAL & BINDER, ISSUED WITH EACH NEW 9N TRACTOR:

    Tim Daley
    FORD Published Historian

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